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Posted by a Debt Settlement client, Flag
Courtney was very responsive and understanding to our needs. Had we brought her in sooner she probably could have done even more for us. I would highly recommend Courtney for debt negotiations. If and when we are ready to offer a settlement, we will defintely call Courtney to negotiate on on our behalf.
Posted by John, a Debt Settlement client, Flag
I hired Ms. Kelbel to handle a couple of problems that I was having with creditors. They were harassing me and would not leave me alone. Shortly after I hired Courtney to represent me, the creditors wanted to talk. Courtney worked to settle the problems to my favor. I cannot say enough about Ms. Kelbel’s advice and approach she took to helping me. Her knowledge of the law and experience is very evident to me.
I would strongly recommend that if you having a problem with a creditor, to get her on your side! To make it even better, she answers her phone and returns messages!
Posted by a Real Estate client, Flag
Had the unpleasant experience of going through a foreclosure on a property that I was upside down on. A frustrating and confusing process that Courtney helped explain in detail along with the best option that protected me. Courtney is very knowledgeable, friendly, and diligent in defense of her clients. She went out of her way to offer advice regarding another legal issue that I didn't even hire her for. I highly recommend her services and will hire her again if such a situation arises.
Posted by Lisa, a Credit Repair client, Flag
Courtney was a great attorney. My husband and I needed help cleaning up our credit report. She was extremely efficient. She constantly kept us in the loop either by email or by phone. She even call us with updates after 6p.m. and on weekends. We felt like she was only working for us. She's very professional and very tough. When I couldn't get answers from a creditor, she could. I could tell she really put her all into it. Now we can go to the bank and get the loan for a new home!
Posted by Jessica, a Debt Settlement client, Flag
I wanted to take a moment to tell you about the extremely positive experience that I had with Courtney Kelbel. After several years of avoiding some negative issues on my credit report because of fear and misinformation, I finally took steps to resolve these issues. I searched online and found a firm that put me in touch with one of their lawyers, Courtney Kelbel. She was understanding and patient from the start; explaining my options and the processes we would undertake together. I was nervous about the outcome and she helped assure me without making any promises. I felt confident that my issues would be resolved and I was prepared for several possible outcomes. Unlike the mean-spirited and harassing collection calls I received, I did not feel that Courtney judged me personally and I had finally found an ally who was knowledgable enough to help me trudge through these complicated issues.
My particular case was not as simple as many other debt resolution/settlement cases, and we sometimes had to struggle to get the necessary information. But Courtney is very skilled at what she does and was able to maneuver through the process much more easily than I could have imagined. I was notified the other day that the debt is being re-recorded with a zero balance due! For several years I was living with a burden of $33,000 in debt on my credit report, and I am now debt free without having to pay a dime. I was prepared to settle for several thousand dollars, and a zero payment is more than I could have hoped for. I am incredibly pleased with the service provided by Courtney as well as the results she was able to achieve.
Though I hope to never need her services again, I will always suggest her to others!
Posted by Susan, a Debt Settlement client, Flag
I thought I was going to have to file for bankruptsy due to high personal debt. Not something I wanted to do, but I didn't think I had any other options. When I meet with Courtney, we discussed the options of debt settlements. She was extremely knowledgeable on the subject. That day we began a plan to get out of debt and are currently paying off creditors at a rate I didn't think was possible. I literally cried the day I left her office because for the first time in months I felt hopeful, and that pit in my stomach was gone. She has continued to support me in this process with words of encouragement and very good results. I am so pleased.
Posted by MARTIN, a Debt Settlement client, Flag
COURNEY HELPED GET PAYMENT PLANS FOR 2 ACCOUNTS IN GARNISHMENT AND THAT WE COULD AFFORD TO PAY EACH MONTH. SHE ALSO HELP SETTLE 2 ACCOUNTS FOR LESS THAN
WHAT WE OWED AND COULD AFFORD TO PAY. WE ARE VERY SATISFIED WITH HER SERVICE AND PROMPT COMMUNIATION WITH THESE MATTERS.
Posted by a Transportation client, Flag
Attorney Kelbel has represented me twice for traffic offenses, both were dropped with no points. Her fee was reasonable and would recommend using her.
Posted by Shannon, a Credit Repair client, Flag
Courtney has done a THOROUGH pursuit and I am extremely happy with the results. She is a go-to lawyer who will get the job done!
Posted by Jim, a Debt Settlement client, Flag
I had the very unpleasant and embarrassing task of going through a short sale of my home. I tried to negoiate the short sale and work with a settlement with my bank, only to become frustrated and confused. I called Miller and Miller for help and was assigned to Courtney Kelbel. I realized instantly two things upon meeting Courtney. I immediately saw that she was very knowledgable, and more important... I had failed at getting her involved sooner. She was able to provide guidance in the settlement of my debt, and she saved me thousands of dollars. Before meeting with Courtney, I was willing to settle for paying 40% of my debt, but with her help... I settled for less than 10% of what I owed. She immediately began working with my bank to restore my credit history and provided me advice on how to increase my credit score. Overall, my biggest mistake was not getting her involved from the start of my short sale... BUT... thank GOD I was able to have her help me through the remainder of my debt negotiations. I owe Courtney and Miler and Miller a HUGE THANK YOU at helping me restore my credit, getting me back on my feet, and having me feel good about myself!
Posted by Jeff, a Debt Settlement client, Flag
I experienced some unfortunate events that put me deeply in debt. I spent a lot of time researching options. I spoke with a number of attorneys but did not feel comfortable & confidant in going forward until I spoke with Courtney. She clearly explained a plan to provide relief, all steps that are taken, expected costs, and results. What I experienced was exactly what she had said. One large credit card was settled almost immediately. All other debt was settled in three to four months. The average settlement was around 25%. During the process I was continually updated and any communications from me were answered quickly. I feel fortunate to have found Courtney and highly recommend her. She is extremely competent and easy to work with.
Posted by Steve., a Residential client, Flag
Courtney is very knowledgeable and thorough.
She represented me in a home mortgage modification and acted in a professional and caring manner and got the mortgage modification.
I highly recommend her to anyone and will use her again when nessesary.
Posted by MR, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
It was the worst time in my life , Courtney put me back on track , I have never expect a lawer to do as much as she did , I owe courtney for the rest of my life , she communicated with me 24/7 exceeded my expectation in every aspect
Posted by Paul, a Credit Repair client, Flag
I tried to negotiate with debt collectors on my own. All I got was lied to and they tried to rip me off. I Hired Courtney Kelbel to help me deal with debt collectors and removing inaccurate reporting on my credit report. Within a month of me hiring her she had settled all my debts that I had for a lot less than what I owed. I would say I paid approximately 40 percent of what I owed on my actual debt. During the entire process she explained to me exactly how everything is going to be resolved step by step. I repeat SHE explained everything to me not her assistant or anyone else. It makes you feel more comfortable hearing the information first hand from the person you hired not their assistant. Courtney Kelbel kept me updated with all the information going on whether via emial or by phone. She has already sent out letters to the credit bureaus to fix inaccurate reporting from debt collectors. She also handled inaccurate reporting on my wife's credit report too. Courtney Kelbel also answered any questions I had about the whole credit reporting process. She represented me as well to get a default judgment removed where I was falsely placed on the small claims suit. Her top qualities are is that she is very prepared, is an expert when it comes to credit, can explain complex issues and make them simple, and she is very prompt in returning phone calls. I would say if you are serious about fixing your credit in a timely manner, hire Courtney Kelbel.
Posted by Corey, a Debt Settlement client, Flag
I had an unexpected debt collection show up in the mail. Courtney verified the debt, negotiated an amount for far less than the collector was asking for and handled my case in a very timely manner. I couldn't be happier.
Posted by Todd, a Debt Settlement client, Flag
Before hiring attorney Kelbel, I was considering filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy. My other attorney told me I could expect to pay a little over 60% of my debt back over 5 years with a chapter 13. He told me that was as good of a deal as I could expect. With attorney Kelbel, I ended up paying about 30% back, and I did not have to file bankruptcy. So my credit is in much better shape, and I saved a considerable amount of money.
Posted by Jenna M., a Debt Settlement client, Flag
I was referred to Attorney Kelbel to negotiate debt settlements that accumulated due to a failed business. The debts I owed were substantial, and my concern was the ability to settle them in a cost effective manner. When I consulted Attorney Kelbel, she explained every option I had available. I hired her and it has been the best decision I have made while managing the aftermath of my failed business. Attorney Kelbel reduced my total debt liability by 70%, which made it possible for me to settle with creditors and move on financially. I have dealt with several attorneys over the past 3 years, and Attorney Kelbel is the only one who handled my case personally and reported back to me personally. She gained my trust, and I highly recommend her.
Posted by Carrie, a Debt Settlement client, Flag
Attorney Kelbel explained the debt negotiaiton process in great detail, and took the time to explain all the options available to me. I really did not want to file bankruptcy, but I had so much debt I didn't see another way out of all my piling up debt. I had credit card debt and a debt left on a second mortgage (my home was foreclosed). I settled my $10,000 credit card for $1,500 and then I settled my $30,000 second mortgage for $3,000!!!! I am DEBT FREE and I NEVER had to file bankruptcy. I feel like Attorney Kelbel has helped me to regain my life and has given me a renewed hope in life. She encouraged me thru this entire process and was always available to address any questions or concerns I had, I didn't feel alone anymore. Attorney kelbel really cares about her clients and fights to protect you.
THANK YOU SO MUCH Kelbel Law Offices!!